In this episode speaker, author and award winning educator Dr Jennifer Fraser joins Gordon MacLelland to discuss neuroscience, what we know now, what the research shows us and discuss what this means for sporting organisations, coaches and parents.
During the conversation they discuss amongst other things:
- The ability to evolve, train and rewire our brain
- Tom Brady and his use of brain training
- Resilience and how eliminating threat can help develop this sought after skill
- The importance of healthy and effective environments
- The value in parents celebrating the process of holistic and character development
- Helping to foster intrinsic drive and motivation
- Jennifer’s new book ‘The Bullied Brain’
- The teenage brain and understanding the importance of peer connection for teenagers
- The early adopters of brain training and the successes associated with it
- Sporting organisations using the happiness of children as a key measuring stick in youth sport to help prevent drop-out
- Coaches adapting their approach to suit all of the different individuals within a group and leading with empathy
- The challenges for parents in supporting their teenagers through adolescent development
- Developing ’empathic’ listening skills when talking with our teenagers
- Are we ‘watching’ or ‘observing’ our children play sport?
Jennifer Fraser is an award-winning educator and best-selling author. Her fourth book, The Bullied Brain: Heal Your Scars and Restore Your Health, came out in April 2022 with Prometheus Books. It draws on advancements in neuroscience and medicine in order to share evidence-based ways we can all strive to have healthier, happier, more high-performing brains even if we have suffered harm done by bullying and abuse. A science-informed approach, The Bullied Brain is meant to be a useful and practical guide for coaches, teachers and parents. You can find out more at bulliedbrain.com.